Saturday, 9 June 2012

The razorbill


This is the razorbill.  Another member of the alcidae family of the St-Lawrence river.  He forms part of the large offshore birds grouping of the St-Lawrence. We call ‘offshore birds’ all those that come to the shore to nest and spend the rest of the year at sea to fish and to live.   
Have a good day.  Louis.  

Friday, 8 June 2012

What a shame


Those that believe that the persons from Quebec are champion poachers, you are wrong.  Each year in Alberta, while I was guiding, I would find one or two abandoned bucks because the antlers were not as big as the hunter expected.  What a sad reality.   
Good day.  Louis   


Thursday, 7 June 2012

Is that my nest?


The gannets don’t have a wide margin of error if they don’t want to start a street fight with their neighbors.  18 inches by 18 inches is all they have, they must have a good eye… 
Good day. Louis

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Bad choice


Here is an inappropriate treatment to control bad weeds.  This hunter has chosen the use of herbicides instead of doing two summer cuts.  In addition to being harmful to the environment, the herbicides have little effects on the clover.  For an optimum result, the cuts should be done just before a rainfall.   
Have a good day.  Louis

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Welcome sign


The slap of their beaks as a welcome sign is a regular habit in almost all the alcids of this world.  The Atlantic puffin is among the most expressive birds that nest in the province of Quebec.  This was in June at the Mingan Islands, more than 15 years ago.  Time goes by quickly!  
 Have a good day.  Louis  

Monday, 4 June 2012

Northern adventure


Here is a small herd of female caribou followed by young males and a few mature bulls which you can see the antlers exceeding in the background.  I wish to all of you the chance to go some day in Northern Quebec to admire the tundra in the fall.  Quite something to see.   
Have a good day.  Louis   

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Close call ...


Nothing much to add other than we came very close to eating wild turkey… 

Good day. Louis

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Predator of the shore


Here is the Great Black-backed Gull.  This seagull is the biggest in Qu├ębec and also the greatest winged predator that the coastal birds have to continuously keep an eye on.  In fact, all the small birds nesting along the shores of the St-Lawrence river are in danger if they do not hide from these outstanding hunters.  The eggs of these seagulls were for a long time very appreciated by the residents of the Lower North Shore, but they are protected nowadays. 
Have a good day. Louis

Friday, 1 June 2012

Deers that are blind


Most people think that deers are blind… Oh yes, and I repeat, they believe that because of the way that most deer blinds are constructed.  It is obvious that you believe that they are blind… Here is a quality installation that will surprise all the deers, as long as you take the wind into consideration. 
 Have a good day.  Louis